BOSTON (CBS) – The number of breakthrough COVID cases in Massachusetts increased by 11,321 cases this week. On Tuesday, the state released its weekly report on the number of cases of the disease in vaccinated people.
In the last week, there were about 28,000 COVID cases reported in the state.
The total number of vaccinated people who have reported being infected with the coronavirus is now 88,968, representing 1.8% of the 4.9 million people in Massachusetts who are fully immunized.
Last week, the state reported 6,610 breakout cases to bring the cumulative total to 77,647.
Of the breakout cases, a total of 2,716 vaccinated people had been hospitalized as of Saturday, up from 2,443 the previous week. However, that number represents only 0.05% of vaccinated Massachusetts residents.
There have been a total of 647 deaths among those vaccinated, up from the previous week’s total of 586 deaths. This rate reached 0.01% among those who received the COVID vaccine.
https://boston.cbslocal.com/2021/12/07/88968-total-breakthrough-covid-cases-reported-in-massachusetts-1-vaccinated-people/ 88,968 Total Breakthrough COVID Cases Reported in Massachusetts, 1.8% Immunized – CBS Boston